I have provided consultancy and expert advice, often on a pro-bono basis, for a variety of International Organizations, governments, political parties, NGOS and law firms in Europe, South America and Africa. My advice has been explicitly acknowledged in official documents by the Brazilian government, the European Commission or the Ecuadorian Parliament, among others.Here you may find some of my most important collaborations, as well as the studies that have resulted from them.
I authored a report on integration conditions and measures for third-country nationals in the European Union. The report investigates the EU framework on integration and provides suggestions and recommendations to move forward. The report was written as part of the KING Project – Knowledge for INtegration Governance – which concerns integration policies and governance in Europe. More information on the project might be obtained here.
International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) and Brazil´s Ministry of Labour
I authored a major report in Portuguese for Brazil´s National Council on Immigration (Conselho Nacional de Imigração) within the framework of the ICMPD’s Itineris project “Protecting migrants’ rights from exploitation from Brazil to EU Member States”. The report compares the immigration laws in Brazil, Spain and Portugal and offers suggestions for a new migration law framework in Brazil. The report was presented on several occasions in Brasilia, Lisbon and Brussels. More information on the project can be found here.
Henley & Partners – Kochenov Quality of Nationality Index (QNI)
I regularly provide expert advice for Henley & Partners and Professor Kochenov on South American access to citizenship and free movement of people for their Quality of Nationality Index (QNI). The QNI provides a comprehensive ranking of the quality of nationalities worldwide by measuring both the internal and external value of nationality in terms of mobility and access to other labour markets. My last report on South America can be downloaded here.
I have provided legal analysis to produce a report evaluating the European Return Fund. The European Commission (DG Home) commissioned this report to the consultancy firm ICF International. I provided my scrutiny of the compliance of European and national actions under the Return Fund with EU law instruments, in particular Directive 2008/115 (The Returns Directive). The European Commission will publish the report shortly.
I write specialist reports for lawyers and other interesting stakeholders on EU legislation and international agreements between the EU and third parties in the areas of visas, migration and asylum for LexisNexis. I have also provided expert advice on the implementation of EU instruments in various areas in different EU Member States.